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Seg. 1: Too Much Traveling | Seg. 2: Black Cowboys

Segment 1: As the tourism industry grows, so do questions about the impact of travel.

Are there ways to enjoy greater acess to travel while also treading more lightly on the destinations we visit? Or do we simply need to cut back?

  • Martha Honey, founder, Center for Responsible Travel
  • Marcia Rozell, past president, Flint Hills Tourism Coalition
  • George Frazier, author, The Last Wild Places of Kansas
  • Ward Franz, director, Missouri Tourism

Segment 2: A local author raises awareness of black cowboys.

Trae Q.L. Venerable is a fourth-generation cowboy. He wants kids to see that it's possible to be a black cowboy, and to see that black writers have stories to tell. So he's writing children's books and organizing readings for young audiences.

People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.
Anne Kniggendorf is a staff writer/editor at the Kansas City Public Library and freelance contributor to KCUR. She is the author of "Secret Kansas City."